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by Meneldur Olvarion
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Mytho-History
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?

I shall draft an answer for you a bit later, although I'm afraid I can't address the question you seem most interested in, as I am not oriented that way: as a shaman, I have never met God (or Satan), but I have met great angels. Also, as someone who largely stands outside the ordinary human experien...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Tolkienian resources
Topic: Three bloggers
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Three bloggers

Hi. I started to read some of the articles on the ljagilamplighter blog, and one of the ones that caught my eye was this one, "Superversive Literary Blog — Deeper Magic From Before The Dawn Of Time", for much the same reasons as you've mentioned: I both agree and disagree with the points made. So, w...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Mytho-History
Topic: If you think an ideology or religion is immoral and evil, should you actively oppose it?
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: If you think an ideology or religion is immoral and evil, should you actively oppose it?

[...]does your ideology require you to fight other ideologies? I'm an Anarchist, and most other Anarchists would probably say no, but for me the answer is yes. Especially when confronted with an abomination like Donald Trump, who is pretty much the existential opposite of everything a black-block A...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Tolkienian resources
Topic: Three bloggers
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Three bloggers

I found the second one (ljagilamplighter.com) about a month ago independently whilst taking a break from researching the status of the port of openVMS to x86 (my version of the holy grail ;) ). The other one I hadn't seen.

What do you think of them, as I haven't had time to do more than peek?
by Meneldur Olvarion
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: The Central Myths
Topic: Why 'The Central Myths'?
Replies: 21
Views: 2078

Re: Why 'The Central Myths'?

[...] To be honest, I find neither the notion of being addressed by one's DNA, nor "experiencing their subatomic particles" particularly interesting or even cohesive. I don't understand why someone who considers her- or himself a shaman (or a sage, page, mage or whatever) would dedicate themselves ...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Gnosis in religious traditions
Topic: The Gospel of Thomas Group Project
Replies: 51
Views: 5143

Re: The Gospel of Thomas Group Project

I define ego as my consciousness. I carried it, so to speak, with me during my apotheosis so I do not think our egos can die or ever actually leave us. We might loose it under drugs but not really as we have it when coming out of drug intoxication. If they are the storage house of our perceptions, ...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Is it gnosis or is it creativity?
Topic: New finds
Replies: 1
Views: 741

Re: New finds

Good find.
by Meneldur Olvarion
Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: The Edge
Topic: The Ironic Imperative
Replies: 32
Views: 1991

Re: The Ironic Imperative

Just to clarify my position a little, I had never heard of Mr. Bloom before this thread, so I quite literally don't think anything about him. More generally, I don't go in for criticism of any sort because I'm not much interested in what anyone else thinks of anything. Ego-centrism kind of goes with...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: The Edge
Topic: The Ironic Imperative
Replies: 32
Views: 1991

Re: The Ironic Imperative

If you don't mind me asking, what exactly is the Koran to a Sufi (as compared to an everyday ol' Muslim, say)? Well, as in other religions, in Islam there exists a continuum between strict Scripturalists and Mystics/Experientialists. Sunni's are pretty far at the Scripture-alone end and Sufi's are ...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: The Edge
Topic: The Ironic Imperative
Replies: 32
Views: 1991

Re: The Ironic Imperative

Taurandir wrote:[...] I posit the question however; are you looking at the works of Tolkien as a religious text? Do his works play the same role in your worldview that the Bible does for a fundamentalist?
In my case, more like the Qur'an does for a Sufi (roughly), but I don't speak for anyone else.
by Meneldur Olvarion
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: The Central Myths
Topic: The Sethian Mythos
Replies: 20
Views: 1982

Re: The Sethian Mythos

[...] Please excuse these rudimentary questions. I am not a student of Jung, and my attempts to try to understand his work has always left me a little confused. I can't seem to get a firm grasp of what exactly is being talked about. I have this problem with psychology in general. Thanks. I second t...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: The Edge
Topic: The Ironic Imperative
Replies: 32
Views: 1991

Re: The Ironic Imperative

[...] What I mean is just something I learned in high school about how political or philosophical ideas develop over time: first they are stated and gain a following. This stage is called "thesis". Then, as the idea continues to grow and gain foothold, a counterforce develops. This is called "anti-...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: The Edge
Topic: The Ironic Imperative
Replies: 32
Views: 1991

Re: The Ironic Imperative

Lúthien wrote:[...] But every good thing can be taken too far (isn't that part of the dynamic of Hegelian dialectics?)...
I be bowin' out o' dis discussion now, y'all be startin' to speak Farsi on me. I still be listenin', I jus' be in da shade wit' my corn-cob pipe down by da crick. ;)
by Meneldur Olvarion
Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: The Edge
Topic: The Ironic Imperative
Replies: 32
Views: 1991

Re: The Ironic Imperative

I think I see irony more as a situation that exists outside in the world and that an author points out. The author isn't "making" the irony. Hmm, that's' quite possible: I fully admit I don't 'get' irony. Actually, I don't get it in a deeper sense of why something ironic is noteworthy. Let's take t...
by Meneldur Olvarion
Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: The Edge
Topic: The Ironic Imperative
Replies: 32
Views: 1991

Re: The Ironic Imperative

I think Übermensch really nailed it here with his posited negative reaction to different cognitive styles, especially by those in the majority group. It's certainly been the case with me all my life. But as to irony itself, I agree with Luthien, but will go a step further: for someone like myself wh...